Lego has created one of the most funny Minifigure heads in their new Lego Dimensions Adventure Time Level Pack. Finn the Human has a goofy smile, and on the back side a derpy smile. Reddit user ColmiYveul realized the potential that this piece had and combined it with other well known Lego Minifigures. As you can see the results are something to remember. Then they quickly put together a small series with Tolkien and Disney Minifigs.
If you want to make your own, the good news is that the Adventure Time Level Pack is new, and still in stock at most retailers. Who knew one piece could has so many uses.
You can find the Reddit page for ColmiYveul Lego Adventure Time stuff over here: https://www.reddit.com/r/lego/comments/5ca10x/im_pretty_sure_finns_head_now_is_my_favorite_lego/
“Kill him. Kill him now.” A famous line from one of the most memorable scenes from Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. Cecilia Fritzvold has faithfully recreated this moment in Lego. There are a lot of great details here, but the most impressive is the background. Full of tiny spaceships battling it out. The forced perspective works extremely well.
“I initially tried to include a larger area of the room in my build, as I wanted to include at least the bottom part of the stairs they walk down, and leave some more space for Obi-Wan, but I had to cut it down a bit as I couldn’t fit it all on 32×32. It was also very important to me from the start to be able to show the battle going on outside with the use of some micro spaceships, so I had to leave some room for those behind the windows.”
Find more of this Lego Star Wars MOC over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cecilihf/27969675813/
“In order to enjoy The Great Outdoors in style, you can’t go wrong with a classic 1974 Ford Bronco with swivel seats, wood paneling, and a working winch to pull you out of trouble when nature proves to be tougher than most other vehicles can handle. A canoe strapped to the roof makes this an ideal vehicle for leaving the city life behind for awhile. Remember, next time you’re out enjoying the wilderness, take only photos and leave only footprints. Nature will appreciate it!”
This Lego version of the 1974 Ford Bronco is the creation of Lino Martins, which you can find more details over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lino_m/28336395110/
“Lego’s 57-year-old toy empire was built on plastic. But now the giant Danish toy company is investing millions into getting rid of it. By 2030, Lego bricks will no longer be made from ABS, the oil-based plastic in the 60 billion blocks the company makes each year.”
In terms of materials, plastics is still pretty new. Lego was one of the first companies to popularize the space age material way back in the 1960s. Today Lego is on the quest to improve plastic, by finding a new recipe that will use less oil. The first step in their plans is to open a sustainable materials center in 2016, where over 100 employees will research new materials for the company.
The plastic that Lego currently uses is ABS, which is a nice hard plastic that will last for decades. They also use a much softer, and less satisfying plastic for some pieces. It is always a disappointment when a Lego piece is not cast in ABS. That is why it is so important for the company to make this change properly. And, it’s why they need to invent a whole new material to do it.
Check out more information here: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3048017/why-lego-is-spending-millions-to-ditch-oil-based-plastic/2
The upcoming Ghostbusters film is getting its first Lego set. The new Lego Ghostbusters Ecto-1 & Ecto-2 (75828) is ready to go. The set features some awesome new pieces, including more Lego hair. You can never have enough Lego hair. It will be on shelves on July 1st 2016 for $59.99 USD. This puts it at $10 more then the original Lego Ideas set, but you do get 2 additional minifigures. I have a feeling that this set will be right at home in the Firehouse Headquarters.
The set features the Ghostbusters Erin Gilbert, Abby Yates, Jillian Holtzmann, Patty Tolan and Kevin. Plus some sort of red devil.
Swiss Ghostbusters got their hands on the upcoming Lego Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters (75827) a few weeks early. The new set will be released in January 2016, at $350. They put together an extremely slick build and review video. This thing is huge.
“We are proud to present to you, just four weeks before the official launch, the official “Lego Ghostbusters Firestation Headquarter Set 75827 .” We want to share this joy with you and have made this short video review for you. In it you will see the building process of the set in a timelapse and a small review of the features of the Ghostbusters headquarters.
The pure building phase would take about 10-12 hours.
We had a lot of fun building this great set and we especially recommend it to any Ghostbusters fan.”
Swiss Ghostbusters is well known in the Lego community for creating the rejected Ghostbusters Headquarters over on Lego Ideas (CUUSOO) in 2014. You can catch up on the details of that over here: http://www.swissgb.ch/my-statement-on-the-release-of-the-lego-ghostbusters-firehouse-headquarters/
Have you ever wondered how many colors Lego has in its collection? There are probably more then you thought. Jeremy Moody has made it his mission to collect and catalog every released color. Some of these colors go back decades, and are extremely rare.
“Here is my chart of all known named LEGO colors. This started as an attempt to collect colors of 2x4s, and turned into collecting every color in as close as possible to the size and shape of a 2×4. There are some color names LEGO is known to have used, not included in this chart. However, it is unknown what parts or sets were ever made in those colors, or if they were used at all beyond trial pieces.”
Check out hi-res versions of this Lego color chart over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/64498969@N08/23456044745/